Russia banned

Russia banned from 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at PyeongChang 2018 in certain circumstances under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia" and will compete in uniform bearing that name, the IOC said.

However, the country's government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound.

The unprecedented punishment is for executing an extensive state-backed doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.